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Resident-Driven Rebuilding

The mission of the L9WHA is the preservation and creation of homeownership and the Resident-Driven Revitalization of our historic community. 

A resident-run 501(c)3  organization dedicated to providing individual assistance, outreach and organizing expertise to New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward community.

The House the 9 Program provides policy and case management expertise for still-displaced Lower 9th Ward homeowners who want to return home.

If you are interested in social and housing justice or disaster rebuilding and urban planning, please consider supporting our work.

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Hurricane Ida Resources

City of New Orleans

The City of New Orleans is responding to impacts from Hurricane Ida. 

Text NOLAREADY to 77295 for updates. https://ready.nola.gov/home/


Individuals affected by Hurricane Ida in LouisianaNew JerseyNew York and Pennsylvania now can apply for assistance.

  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov

    • Call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Hours: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET, 7 days a week.

      • If you use a relay service (a videophone, InnoCaption, CapTel, etc.), please provide your number assigned to that service. FEMA must be able to contact you. Be aware that phone calls from FEMA come from an unidentified number.

Due to current disaster activity, we are experiencing heavy call volumes. The fastest way to apply is online at DisasterAssistance.gov.

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP)

DSNAP - Hurricane Ida


The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) received federal approval to begin virtual Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) operations in 25 parishes severely affected by Hurricane Ida.

  • Due to ongoing concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic, DSNAP applications will be handled by phone and benefits cards will be mailed to approved applicants.

  • Residents will be assigned a day, based on the first letter of their last name, to apply and be interviewed for DSNAP.

  • How to Apply

  • On their designated day, residents will call the LAHelpU Customer Service Center at 1-888-524-3578 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Translation services are available for individuals whose primary language is not English.

The Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association envisions a diverse and thriving Lower 9th Ward Community with record-setting African American Homeownership rates.

COVID-19 Assistance

Haven't receive your stimulus Check?

Need Mortgage Assistance?

Need help applying for Unemployment?

Click here for more information on how the L9WHA can help.

The Whole 9

The Whole 9 is about listening. It’s community members knowing what their neighbors need. It’s our staff paying attention to what may be unspoken—is there something else we can help you with? Then it spreads out from there, as the people we touch become ambassadors for our work.

Support Us

Hundreds of individuals have made donations to the Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association since our founding in 2006. These donors are the backbone of our our work in the Lower 9th Ward. Whether you are giving $5 or $500, your donation brings families home and helps them remain their.  Our sincere gratitude for your generosity!